Freedom still lives in Cherokee County, S.C.

09/04/2012  | 

City Park in Gaffney.

Cherokee County, South Carolina has stood for freedom since its first exposure to mankind in the form of Native American hunters. Among the forests, open fields, creeks and hollows the Cherokee tribe freely sought sustenance for their children.

Centuries later, Scots-Irish and English settlers built their cabins and broke virgin soil for farms to support their families. And with them, they brought an innate sense of freedom - freedom to worship, freedom to prosper and freedom to grow as individuals.

The Battles of King’s Mountain and Cowpens during our nation’s revolutionary struggle were won by “Over Mountain Victory” men who believed so strongly in freedom they risked all they possessed for that one thing.

Today, Cherokee County remains committed to the same sense of freedom that has inhabited this area for generations. It is palpable in its citizens and its award winning school district with its record championship sports teams and incredible sports stadium. Limestone College and Spartanburg Community College’s Cherokee campus provide excellent opportunities for those interested in continuing education.

The area’s rich history and love of freedom can be witnessed at Cowpens National Park, King’s Mountain National Park, Cherokee County Veterans Museum and Cherokee History and Arts Museum.

Cowpens Battle Reenactment

The free enterprise system that made America an exceptional nation thrives in Cherokee County, SC. Manufacturing and agriculture are still the backbone of this area’s employment. Large retailers such as Premium Outlets of Gaffney and top restaurant chains like Outback, Olive Garden and Cracker Barrel enhance the vibrant I-85 corridor that runs through the county. Private enterprise thrives in our local restaurants, retailers and service industry.

Located in the Upstate region of South Carolina between Greenville, SC and Charlotte, NC, visitors find Cherokee County to be a great hub for day trips to those cities and their airports as well as the Blue Ridge Mountains and Ashville, NC.

The area boasts the conveniences of healthcare facilities, an accredited hospital and excellent senior services. Churches also contribute greatly to the quality of life for this faith based community.

Cherokee County is a great place to visit, raise a family or retire. Why? Freedom still lives here.

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